Mar 7, 2017
Schooner CovePicture by W.R. Chinn


The Schooner Cove Yacht Club is situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Members of Schooner Cove enjoy racing and cruising for twelve months of the year.

Racing is a great way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Their inclusive racing program welcomes all sailors, whether novice or experienced. You'll find competitive series and regattas as well as fun racing.

SCYC has an active social program and features casual activities on the dock and organized events. The Speaker Series engages members through presentations and discussions on a wide range of boating topics.

Members join SCYC cruises to experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoy the camaraderie of cruising with a group.. SCYC has a large reciprocal program with many other yacht clubs.

SCYC Cruising Stations has a new Cruising Station at John Henry’s Resort & Marina

One of the key benefits as a member of Schooner Cove Yacht Club is access to limited free moorage at each of their five Cruising Stations. Cruising Stations include Genoa Bay Marina, Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina, Garden Bay Hotel And Marina (Located In Pender Harbour), John Henry's Resort And Marina (also located in Pender Harbour) and Gorge Harbour Marina Resort on Cortes Island.

 

Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Lifestyle

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Armdale Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone

You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.

Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.

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Big, elegant, and capable

Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.

In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.

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